Easter Hams and Lamb, Missouri Wines, Beekeeping Class

EASTER

Easter Hams from Geisert Farms, $7.99lb.  We are taking pre-orders for ½ and whole boneless hams for Easter.
Leg of Lamb Pre-order your leg of lamb, $13.99lb.
Call 314.865.5260 to reserve yours.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY
We are stocked up with our very own Corned Beef made with 100% grass-fed local beef. Find it in our Grab N Go.

MISSOURI WINES localwines
Check out our selection of local wines. You’ll find wines from these fine Missouri vineyards and winemakers:
Bethlehem Valley These wines hail from Marthasville in the Missouri River Valley and from the Norton and Chardonel grapes grown on the slopes of this beautiful farm.  Try the NORTON 2007. This wine boasts an intense and concentrated flavor with notes of hickory and plums. Great with grilled meats.
Charleville Vineyards Located near St. Genevieve, MO this winery features a bed and breakfast and brewery!  Try the CHAUVIN for a dry, light  white wine made from Chardonel Grapes. Perfect to pair with cheese or light meal.
Chaumette  This beautiful vineyard with villas features wines that showcase the Norton (A Missouri State grape), Chardonel (A Chardonnay hybrid) and other French-American Hybids like Chambourcin and Vignoles.  Try the CHARDONEL RESERVE  which is perfect for spring—aged in French oak barrels, this wine has a creamy mouth feel with aromas of peach and citrus.
Westphalia Vineyards  Located in Westphalia, MO, their wines have no added sulfites.  We carry a large variety of their wines including PRODIGAL SON an American Red Table wine featuring Cabernet Franc and Norton grapes.  This wine combines the raspberry notes of Cab with the bold berry  and coffee flavors of the Norton.

LOCAL Grass-Fed Cow’s Milk, Goat Milk, Yogurt and Raw Milk Cheese
We are excited to welcome OLD WORLD CREAMERY from Arcola, IL to Local Harvest Grocery.  The milk is non-homogenized and low-vat pasteurized.
1/2 Gallon Jugs of Whole-Milk
12oz bottles
12oz full-fat pourable yogurt (flavored with berries)
12oz bottles of Goat Milk   The goats are pastured and their diet is 60% grass with a grain supplement.
Raw Milk Cheddar and Raw Milk Gouda
 

CLASSES
To Register call 314.865.5260 or register in store. Payment must be made at time of registration to hold your spot. Gift Certificates may be used for classes.
https://squareup.com/market/local-harvest  
Beginning Beekeeping
Presented by Jane Sueme (of Isabees’s Beekeeping Supplies) and Scott Klein
March 23 and March 30, 6:30-9:00 p.m. both nights, $75.00 for the two-night series
Price includes “Honey Bee Hobbyist, The Care and Keeping of Bees” by Norman Gary, PhD
Location: LHC, 3137 Morgan Ford Road, 63116
Ready to raise your own bees or want to see if this is for you?  This two-night class that will cover:

Honeybee biology and behavior
Site selection for your hives
Equipment
Installation of package bees
Seasonal hive management
Disease and pest identification and treatment
Harvesting honey, wax, pollen and bees

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Know Your Coffee…..beekeeping and more

coffeeKNOW YOUR COFFEE
Coffee—Coffee—you luscious brown elixir.  We carry some of the best roasted beans in the area. Here is some information about our coffee roaster along with a few fun coffee facts.

  • Coffee is the second most traded commodity on earth (following oil!)
  • Espresso is not a bean, roast or blend, but the way the coffee is prepared.
  • The amount of caffeine in coffee depends on the type of beans, how the bean was roasted and how the coffee was brewed.
  • The only place in North America where coffee is grown is Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
  • A single coffee tree usually provides only enough coffee beans in a year to fill a one-pound bag of coffee beans.
  • Light roasted coffee has more caffeine than dark roast coffee. The longer coffee is roasted the more caffeine is cooked from the bean.

Local Roasters at Local Harvest Grocery
Art House Coffee  This Maplewood based business also operates the Living Room with delicious pourover coffee.  Available in ½ lb bags.
Goshen 100% Organic BeansRoasted in Edwardsville, IL, we carry many different varieties including single origin, blends and their very popular Bona Fide which is great for drip and espresso.  (BULK OPTIONS)
Kuva  Kuva offers all Single Origin Coffees. They are well-known for their Peru Chilchos which is sourced in partnership with the Missouri Botanical Garden.  Peru Chilchos is an environmentally and economically sustainable coffee from Peru.  (BULK OPTIONS)
LaCosecha  Sustainable and Fair Tradebeans are their specialty!  We sell in 1lb bags. Roasted in Maplewood in a shared space with Great Harvest Bread (also available at LHG),  (BULK OPTION)
Northwest Coffee Known to Local Harvest Grocery and Café for the Local Harvest Blend.  Check out their storefront locations and cafes.  (BULK OPTIONS)
Stringbean  Stingbean Pete is known for his “music” infused beans with fun names like Disco Inferno—an Espresso Blend.  Check out the Rainforest Alliance Certified and Fair Trade Single Origin beans.  (BULK OPTION)

The bulk options allow you to try a little if you don’t want to commit to a whole bag of beans.

LOCAL Grass-Fed Cow’s Milk, Goat Milk, Yogurt and Raw Milk Cheese
We are excited to welcome OLD WORLD CREAMERY from Arcola, IL to Local Harvest Grocery.  The milk is non-homogenized and low-vat pasteurized.
1/2 Gallon Jugs of Whole-Milk
12oz bottles
12oz full-fat pourable yogurt (flavored with berries)
12oz bottles of Goat Milk   The goats are pastured and their diet is 60% grass with a grain supplement.
Raw Milk Cheddar and Raw Milk Gouda

Organic BULK SPICE SECTION
Shop our new bulk spice section and get just what you need.
Includes chamomile, edible lavender, raspberry leaf, curry, turmeric, peppercorns, thyme, rosemary and much more.

CLASSES
To Register call 314.865.5260 or register in store. Payment must be made at time of registration to hold your spot. Gift Certificates may be used for classes.
https://squareup.com/market/local-harvest  
Beginning Beekeeping
Presented by Jane Sueme (of Isabees’s Beekeeping Supplies) and Scott Klein
March 23 and March 30, 6:30-9:00 p.m. both nights, $75.00 for the two-night series
Price includes “Honey Bee Hobbyist, The Care and Keeping of Bees” by Norman Gary, PhD
Location: LHC, 3137 Morgan Ford Road, 63116

Ready to raise your own bees or want to see if this is for you?  This two-night class that will cover:
Honeybee biology and behavior
Site selection for your hives
Equipment
Installation of package bees
Seasonal hive management
Disease and pest identification and treatment
Harvesting honey, wax, pollen and bees

 

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Bulk Spices, local tortillas….

Organic BULK SPICE SECTION bulk spices
Shop our new bulk spice section and get just what you need.
Includes chamomile, edible lavender, raspberry leaf, curry, turmeric, peppercorns, thyme, rosemary and much more.

NEW PRODUCTS
La Tortilla Buena  These local tortillas are made using organic, local corn from McKaskle Family Farms in Braggadocio, MO.  Kevin, the man behind the tortillas, makes the masa using only organic corn, water and lime.  Find them in our freezer section.

think eat liveThink. Eat. Live—Sunflower based products
This young St. Louis company is touting the benefits of sunflower seeds and making products from utilizing these health packed seeds.  All mixes are Gluten-Free and with a low glycemic index since they feature coconut sugar.

SunFLour—use in baking and can be used as a substitute for Almond Meal. 9g protein per ¼ cup
Pancake and Waffle Mix
Sun Power Bar  14g protein, 6 g fiber and features cranberries, pumpkin seeds and chia seeds along with sunflower seed powder
Brownie  made with coconut sugar and sunflower seed flour.  Can’t believe it’s Gluten-Free. Very moist.

LOCAL Grass-Fed Cow’s Milk and Goat Milk
We are excited to welcome OLD HERITAGE CREAMERY from Arcola, IL to Local Harvest Grocery.  The milk is non-homogenized and low-vat pasteurized.

1/2 Gallon Jugs of Whole-Milk
12oz bottles
12oz full-fat pourable yogurt (flavored with berries)
12oz bottles of Goat Milk   The goat are pastured and their diet is 60% grass with a grain supplement.
Raw Milk Sharp Cheddar
 
KNOW YOUR LIQUEUR
Lion’s Tooth Dandelion Liqueur is a fun,new locally-produced liqueur from Ste. Genevieve, MO
Using the finest ingredients, dandelion roots are dried and macerated, then steeped at a low heat to release the fullness of flavor resulting in a robust, earthy aroma, and soft, yet potent mouth feel. Lion’s Tooth has notes of honey and citrus in a foundation of brandy. 
Drink on its own or visit http://www.lionstoothliqueur.com/#!grid/cx1v for recipes.

Do you know about WEEKLY HARVEST?For $50.00 a week, you receive a bounty of local and organic products to make delicious meals all week long.   We strive for as much local as possible, but during the Winter, we supplement with high quality organic produce from the U.S.
Email weeklyharvest8@gmail.com to get started or for more information.  (Pick up times are available on Friday, Sunday, or Monday.  Participants receive 10% off any additional purchases at pick up.)
OFFICE DELIVERY:  Would your business or office be interested in Weekly Harvest delivery?  We just need 10-12 participants to start a delivery site.  We can help you recruit.  If you are interested email contact@localharvestgrocery.com

CLASSES
To Register call 314.865.5260 or register in store. Payment must be made at time of registration to hold your spot. Gift Certificates may be used for classes.
https://squareup.com/market/local-harvest  

Beginning Beekeeping
Presented by Jane Sueme (of Isabees’s Beekeeping Supplies) and Scott Klein
March 23 and March 30, 6:30-9:00 p.m. both nights, $75.00 for the two-night series
Price includes “Honey Bee Hobbyist, The Care and Keeping of Bees” by Norman Gary, PhD
Location: LHC, 3137 Morgan Ford Road, 63116

Ready to raise your own bees or want to see if this is for you?  This two-night class that will cover:
Honeybee biology and behavior
Site selection for your hives
Equipment
Installation of package bees
Seasonal hive management
Disease and pest identification and treatment
Harvesting honey, wax, pollen and bees

 

 

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Chocolate Brews, Wine class and more

It’s February, and no surprise that the Groundhog predicts six more weeks of winter.

Please Beer Our Valentine.

Please Beer Our Valentine.

Lucky for all of us, that we have plenty of good beer, wine and food to keep us warm all Winter.  As we approach Valentine’s Day, it’s fun to take a gander at all the chocolate flavored beers.  Great for your Valentine (or yourself—The Greatest Love of All).

SWEET BREWS—Please “Beer Our Valentine”

$8.79  O’Fallon Cherry Chocolate , O’Fallon, MO  A fun seasonal beer made with a dark wheat beer.  You’ll smell chocolate covered cherries but the flavor is milder. A fun beer for sharing.
$10.69 Four Hands Chocolate Milk Stout, St. Louis, MO  This dark as night milk stout is brewed with two pounds of cacoa nibs per barrel. If you are a chocolate lover, this is a must. The nose is dark chocolate and chocolate malt with a velvety mouthfeel.  (In cans)
$10.79 Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat, Manhattan, KS  With free roaming buffalo just ten miles from the brewery, it’s easy to see why they chose this namesake. To create this beer which some describe as “liquid chocolate chip espresso cookies”, Tallgrass infuses their Buffalo Sweat Oatmeal Stout with whole Ugandan vanilla beans.  A wonderful, warming brew.
$11.99 Odell Brewing Co, Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout, Fort Collins, MO  Brewed with milk from a dairy that’s been using the spent grains from Odell for years, this brew is rich and creamy and reminiscent of a cold glass of chocolate milk.
$8.89 Sourthern Tier Choklat, Lakewood, NY  This beer blends creamy milk chocolate with dark malt and has a toffee taste that helps break up the chocolate flavor.  Smooth and velvety mouth feel.
$8.89 Southern Tier Crème Brulee, Lakewood, NY  A great beer for sharing.  This dark brown to black stout has strong notes of vanilla with a flavor some characterize as butterscotch.  A great beer for folks who enjoy very sweet notes.
$7.99 Charleville Box of Chocolate, Ste. Genevieve, MO Give this instead of an actual box of chocolates this year.  Like a sweet chocolate milkshake with notes of vanilla, cream, molasses and caramel and yet the sweetness is not overpowering.

NEW LOCAL PRODUCT
McKaskle farms from Braggadocio, MO has added a new product to their lineup of organically grown corn and rice products—Braggadocio Organic White Rice Flour. Milled at their new on-site mill, the organic rice flour is perfect for gluten-free customers and those seeking another local flour option. Currently  available in our bulk section. Brown rice flour coming soon!  McKaskle is the only certified organic rice in Missouri. Look for his rice and popcorn products in bulk and packaged.  The white corn grits are amazing and our family has enjoyed them as breakfast and dinner.

Do you know about WEEKLY HARVEST?For $50.00 a week, you receive a bounty of local and organic products to make delicious meals all week long.   We strive for as much local as possible, but during the Winter, we supplement with high quality organic produce from the U.S.
Email weeklyharvest8@gmail.com to get started or for more information.  (Pick up times are available on Friday, Sunday, or Monday.  Participants receive 10% off any additional purchases at pick up.)

OFFICE DELIVERY:  Would your business or office be interested in Weekly Harvest delivery?  We just need 10-12 participants to start a delivery site.  We can help you recruit.  If you are interested email contact@localharvestgrocery.com

 

CLASSES
To Register call 314.865.5260 or register in store. Payment must be made at time of registration to hold your spot. Gift Certificates may be used for classes.
https://squareup.com/market/local-harvest  

WINE 101—The Basics and BeyondPresented by Katie DeBonis-Everett February 17, 2015 6-8 p.m   $25.00 Location: LHC, 3137 Morgan Ford Road, 63116 Do you find you often buy wine based on the pretty label? Are you confused between Old World and New? Sample your way through a wide array of varietals, gain knowledge of how to select wines to suit your palette, learn tips for sampling wine, and enjoy some simple food pairings.
Garden Planning for Seed Saving
Presented by Becca Widzer, Wild Gourd Farm, Local Harvest Grocery and “Seed Librarian”
February 26, 2015 6-7:30  $20.00
Location: LHC, 3137 Morgan Ford Road, 63116
Join Becca Widzer for this fun class to guide you through ways to plan your garden to encourage seed saving.  You will learn about easy plants for seed saving and what not to plant together—plants love to mingle and cross.  We’ll have the seed library on hand so you can gather seeds for your own garden. Time will be allotted for garden planning and we’ll have some fun takeaways to make your garden special.

 

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Holiday Gift Baskets

office party Italian coffee and chocolateIt’s Gift Giving Time! I know, I know, it seems soon. It does every year.  Let your gift be a STAND OUT this year. We’ve put together a beautiful and delicious variety of baskets that feature some of the best products in our region.

Peruse and purchase them at our link here: https://squareup.com/market/local-harvest  For larger orders (over 5) please give us 5-7 days to fill the order. Delivery available.
We can make your gift giving easy and LOCAL.

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More turkey info and Ice Cream Event–November 15, 2014

WINTER SNACKS
Need something you can whip up for guests in a hurry? At our house we’ve been making popcorn using Braggadocio Organic Popcorn (grown in Missouri) and seasoning it with Billy Goat All Purpose Seasoning.  It is so easy to make and the spice from the folks behind Billy Goat Chips is a spunky addition. They also have the Kicker addition if you want a little heat.  Another tip is to pop the popcorn in coconut oil. It’s light and can handle high temperature cooking.

HOLIDAY GIFT BASKETS
We have a great selection of gift baskets available this year. Check our link for descriptions https://squareup.com/market/local-harvest  For larger orders (over 5) please give us 5-7 days to fill the order. Delivery available.
We can make your gift giving easy and LOCAL.

TURKEY TIME- Orders due by Nov. 21! turkeysranging
It is time for Thanksgiving turkey pre-orders.  This year we are doing things a little differently. Please read the information carefully. And, this year you can pre-order your turkey on-line or in the store.
Buttonwood Farm Turkeys, California, MO
Type of Turkey: Broad Breasted White Turkeys that are currently ranging outside at Buttonwood Farms. The birds are raised on pasture and are fed a non-medicated, natural feed and forage.
Cost: $4.29lb
Size options:  17-19lbs or 22-24lbs

When you sign up, you will need to choose either 17-19 lb or 22-24lb. We cannot guarantee that size range absolutely, but will do our best to accommodate your choice.
(Note about turkey size: These turkeys are raised outside with access to forage and feed. They are sold fresh so it is more difficult to control the exact weight of the birds since the date of processing is preset. It makes Thanksgiving that much more exciting. )
Deposit: $10 + tax deposit required to reserve your turkey.
Pick-up times: Pick up will be Tuesday, Nov. 25th. Time is TBD, but customers will be alerted as to pick up times.

TURKEY BREAST
If a whole turkey is too much, we have been able to add a sign up for fresh turkey breasts from Buttonwood Farms. Limited number.
Here’s the info:
Size: Single breast 3-4lbs, double breast 6-8lbs
Cost: $7.99lb

TRUFFLE ORDERS:
It is very rare that we promote a product from far, far, away. But this year we thought it would be fun to showcase a little Italian truffle decadence.

We are accepting pre-orders for the Alba (white) truffle from Italy.  This culinary gold is priced at $225.00 per ounce.  We are procuring it through one of our local farmers. Once it arrives, be prepared to use it right away.  Impromptu truffle party?  We will place the order once we have enough pre-orders to order by the pound. Your card will not be charged until we have enough orders. You will be notified when the order is placed.
To sign up call 314.865.5260

NOVEMBER CLASSES AND EVENTS (REGISTER ON-LINE)
https://squareup.com/market/local-harvest

One World Ice Cream vs Jeni’s Ice Cream
Special taste testing event with One World Ice Cream
November 19, 6-8p.m.  $20 or $10 for members of the Ice Cream Social Club
Location: LHC, 3137 Morgan Ford Road
Register Here: https://www.bazaarboy.com/one-world-tasting1/
From the founder, Susan Spitz:
Jeni’s Ice Cream, Columbus OH, is delicious, and she has many fans around the country. Rumor has it there will soon be a Jeni’s shop in St. Louis. When we were getting started last February I was told, “if you can make ice cream as good as Jeni’s, you’ll be golden!” Turns out we have a lot of similar ideas. As we began formulating our flavors we discovered that she had many similar flavors in her recipe book, including a delicious “Creme sans lait” dairy free version that I have adapted.

So we are going to put it to the test. And you get to be our judges! Come to Local Harvest Cafe on Wednesday evening, November 19th, and let us know which you prefer. Either way, a delicious time will be had by all!

We’ll also be introducing some new Holiday flavors which will be available for purchase (or order for later pickup) that night at a reduced cost.
 
Eating and Playing in Winter:  A Mom’s Happy Hour
December 3, 6-8 p.m.  $10.00
Location: 3137 Morgan Ford Road
Amanda Doyle, St. Louis’s very own cheerleader and best-selling author, joins Local Harvest owner and author, Maddie Earnest for a fun evening covering Winter Activities and Seasonal Eating for the whole family.  We’ll give out recipes, do some sampling, learn about ways to keep active in winter and have a rip-roaring good time. Books will be available for sale from Amanda, Maddie and Julia Usher, author of Ultimate Cookies and Cookie Swap.  Alcoholic beverages from LHC will also be available for sale.

 
HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS ON MORGAN FORD
Grove Furnishings is hosting their Holiday Preview and Open House, Nov. 15-16. Stop by and check out this inviting neighborhood store for holiday decorations, gifts and of course home furnishings!
Our friends at London Tea Room invite everyone to their banquet room on Sunday, Nov.16, 11-5 for a holiday boutique with tea, candles, jewelry, hat-maker and other fun gift ideas. Pop-in these great Morgan Ford businesses before or after your grocery shopping this weekend.

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Truffles, stouts and Holiday cocktail class Nov. 13

TRUFFLE ORDERS:
It is very rare that we promote a product from far, far, away. But this year we thought it would be fun to showcase a little Italian truffle decadence.

We are accepting pre-orders for the Alba (white) truffle from Italy. This culinary gold is priced at $225.00 per ounce. We are procuring it through one of our local farmers. Once it arrives, be prepared to use it right away. Impromptu truffle party? We will place the order once we have enough pre-orders to order by the pound. Your card will not be charged until we have enough orders. You will be notified when the order is placed.
To sign up call 314.865.5260
KNOW YOUR STOUTS stout
It’s a great time of year for the dark, earthiness of a well-brewed stout. This week we are featuring some customer favorites although this list is by no means exhaustive. We have stouts in abundance and encourage you to peruse the offerings.

  • Great Divide, YETI Imperial Stout: YETI has a roasty malt flavor leading to rich caramel and toffee notes. YETI gets its bold hop character from an enormous quantity of American hops
  • Prairie Artisan Ales, Prairie BOMB! Imperial Stout Bomb! is an imperial stout aged on espresso beans, chocolate, vanilla beans, and ancho chile peppers. All the flavors meld to create a truly unique beer. The peppers add just the right amount of heat to compliment the intense coffee and chocolate flavors. (ONLY ABOUT once case left and then it’s gone!)
  • Schlafly, Coffee Stout A traditional stout and premium French roast coffee from Kaldi’s Coffee. Schlafly uses a cold toddy extraction process to brew a less acidic coffee for the beer which balances well with the sweetness of the coffee.
  • 4 Hands Chocolate Milk Stout Black as the night sky and filled with aromas of dark chocolate, chocolate malt, & more chocolate because it is brewed with two pounds of cacoa nibs per barrel


TURKEY TIME
It is time for Thanksgiving turkey pre-orders. This year we are doing things a little differently. Please read the information carefully. And, this year you can pre-order your turkey on-line or in the store.
Buttonwood Farm Turkeys, California, MO

Type of Turkey: Broad Breasted White Turkeys that are currently ranging outside at Buttonwood Farms. The birds are raised on pasture and are fed a non-medicated, natural feed and forage.
Cost: $4.29lb
Size options: 17-19lbs or 22-24lbs
When you sign up, you will need to choose either 17-19 lb or 22-24lb. We cannot guarantee that size range absolutely, but will do our best to accommodate your choice.
(Note about turkey size: These turkeys are raised outside with access to forage and feed. They are sold fresh so it is more difficult to control the exact weight of the birds since the date of processing is preset. It makes Thanksgiving that much more exciting. )
Deposit: $10 + tax deposit required to reserve your turkey.
Pick-up times: These are TBD, but in past years, we’ve had pick up times as early as the Saturday before Thanksgiving and as late as the Tuesday before. We will be in touch via email with pick-up times as we get closer to the date

Three Spring Farms, Perryville, MO SOLD OUT
Type of Turkey: Standard Bronze breed, which is listed as a heritage breed turkey. They are raised on pasture with shade protection and moved to fresh grass daily.
Cost: $4.99lb

Size Options: There will a lot variation in size from 12-18lbs. We cannot guarantee your size preference. Heritage breeds typically are more slow-growing.
Availability: There are a limited number available.
Deposit: $10 deposit to reserve your turkey. SOLD OUT
Pick up times: Turkeys will be available the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.
NOVEMBER CLASSES AND EVENTS (REGISTER ON-LINE)
https://squareup.com/market/local-harvest

Holiday Punches and Cocktails with Matt and Beth Sorrell
November 13, 6-8:00 $30.00
Location: 3137 Morgan Ford Road
Matt and Beth Sorrell are going to blow your mixology mind with some fun punches and cocktails using local produce, spirits and liqueur. Matt and Beth are also featuring a warm beverage for those cold winter nights. Learn to mix them yourself and of course sample your hard work. Local Harvest Café will provide small bites to accompany the drinks.

One World Ice Cream vs Jeni’s Ice Cream
Special taste testing event with One World Ice Cream
November 19, 6-8p.m. $20 or $10 for members of the Ice Cream Social Club
Location: LHC, 3137 Morgan Ford Road
Register Here: https://www.bazaarboy.com/one-world-tasting1/

From the founder, Susan Spitz:
Jeni’s Ice Cream, Columbus OH, is delicious, and she has many fans around the country. Rumor has it there will soon be a Jeni’s shop in St. Louis. When we were getting started last February I was told, “if you can make ice cream as good as Jeni’s, you’ll be golden!” Turns out we have a lot of similar ideas. As we began formulating our flavors we discovered that she had many similar flavors in her recipe book, including a delicious “Creme sans lait” dairy free version that I have adapted.

So we are going to put it to the test. And you get to be our judges! Come to Local Harvest Cafe on Wednesday evening, November 19th, and let us know which you prefer. Either way, a delicious time will be had by all!

We’ll also be introducing some new Holiday flavors which will be available for purchase (or order for later pickup) that night at a reduced cost.

Eating and Playing in Winter: A Mom’s Happy Hour
December 3, 6-8 p.m. $10.00
Location: 3137 Morgan Ford Road
Amanda Doyle, St. Louis’s very own cheerleader and best-selling author, joins Local Harvest owner and author, Maddie Earnest for a fun evening covering Winter Activities and Seasonal Eating for the whole family. We’ll give out recipes, do some sampling, learn about ways to keep active in winter and have a rip-roaring good time. Books will be available for sale from Amanda, Maddie and Julia Usher, author of Ultimate Cookies and Cookie Swap. Alcoholic beverages from LHC will be available for sale.

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Turkeys, Cream and ……eating bugs!

OZARK MOUNTAIN CREAMERY–CREAM
What to do with a ½ gallon of cream?

In case you didn’t know, we sell ½ gallon glass bottles of cream from Ozark Mountain Creamery in Mountain Grove, MO. At $10.69 a bottle you get a lot of cream and, if you aren’t squeamish about things, we have found that it lasts well beyond the sell by date.

  1. Make Butter and buttermilk.
  2. Use your food processor to make your own butter with a delicious buttermilk byproduct.  It will actually save you money and you feel like a rock star because you made your own butter. Personalize it for you or your family by adding herbs or honey. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Nd6lTz-NlEI
  3. Make Butter in a jar.  You get a work out, butter and buttermilk just by shaking a jar with cream for 4-5 minutes. Who needs the gym? There are lots of little videos online showing the process.
  4. Use for creamy soups like butternut squash or pumpkin soups.   Here’s a great recipe with all the tastes of fall.
  5. http://food52.com/recipes/7333-butternut-apple-soup-with-maple-cream
  6. Use in your coffee, tea or hot chocolate in place of milk or half and half.
  7. Whip it in your blender, by hand or in a food processor and enjoy fresh whipped cream.  Add a touch of vanilla and sugar.

LOCAL PRODUCE
It’s fall and local produce abounds. Here’s what you can find at Local Harvest Grocery:

Apples (certified organic local and certified naturally grown), beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, kale, lettuce, mushrooms (organic, local and foraged) onions, peppers, potatoes (blue, gold,red, russet), radish, sprouts, sweet potatoes (including white sweets), squash (cushaw, butternut, pumpkins, spaghetti, sweet dumpling, delicata and acorn), tomatoes, turnips, yellow wax beans.

TURKEY TIME
It is time for Thanksgiving turkey pre-orders. This year we are doing things a little differently. Please read the information carefully. And, this year you can pre-order your turkey on-line or in the store.

Buttonwood Farm Turkeys, California, MO
Type of Turkey: Broad breasted White Turkeys that are currently ranging outside at turkeysrangingButtonwood Farms. The birds are raised on pasture and are fed a non-medicated, natural feed and forage.

Cost: $4.29lb
Size options:  17-19lbs or 22-24lbs
When you sign up, you will need to choose either 17-19 lb or 22-24lb. We cannot guarantee that size range absolutely, but will do our best to accommodate your choice.

(Note about turkey size: These turkeys are raised outside with access to forage and feed. They are sold fresh so it is more difficult to control the exact weight of the birds since the date of processing is set for Thanksgiving time. It makes Thanksgiving that much more exciting. )

Deposit: $10 deposit required to reserve your turkey.
Pick-up times: These are TBD, but in past years, we’ve had pick up times as early as the Saturday before Thanksgiving and as late as the Tuesday before. We will be in touch via email with pick-up times as we get closer to the date

Three Spring Farms, Perryville, MO
Type of Turkey: Standard Bronze breed, which is listed as a heritage breed turkey.  They are raised on pasture with shade protection and moved to fresh grass daily.
Cost: $4.99lb
Size Options: There will a lot variation in size from 12-18lbs.  We cannot guarantee your size preference.  Heritage breeds typically are more slow-growing.
Availability: There are a limited number available.
Deposit:  $10 deposit to reserve your turkey.
Pick up times: Turkeys will be available the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER CLASSES AND EVENTS (REGISTER ON-LINE)
To register for a class call 314.865.5260, sign up in store or use our SQUARE marketplace to register on-line.
“Entomophagy (the practice of eating insects)–it could be for you” Presented by Chris Hartley of the Sophia M Sachs Butterfly House November 4, 6-7:30, $10 Location: 3137 Morgan Ford Road Chris Hartley, Coordinator of Education at the Sophia M Sachs Butterfly House will explore insect foods from around the world through artifacts, pictures and a cooking demonstration.  Learn about an important protein source for roughly 75% of the human population that is not only one of the earliest food sources for many humans but also the most sustainable protein source for our planet.  Chris will also describe the practice of raising food-grade crickets and mealworms at home (They are called “meal” worms.) Come prepared to try some insects yourself.

 

 

 

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Thanksgiving Turkeys, pumpkin beer and classes

Thanksgiving Turkeys, coconut oil…classes

TURKEY TIME buttonwood farms
We are closing in on mid-October and that means it’s time for Thanksgiving turkey pre-orders. This year we are doing things a little differently. Please read the information carefully. And, this year you can pre-order your turkey on-line or in the store.
Buttonwood Farm Turkeys, California, MO
Type of Turkey: Broad breasted White Turkeys that are currently ranging outside at Buttonwood Farms. The birds are raised on pasture and are fed a non-medicated, natural feed and forage.
Cost: $4.29lb
Size options:  17-19lbs or 22-24lbs
When you sign up, you will need to choose either 17-19 lb or 22-24lb. We cannot guarantee that size range absolutely, but will do our best to accommodate your choice.
(Note about turkey size: These turkeys are raised outside with access to forage and feed. They are sold fresh so it is more difficult to control the exact weight of the birds since the date of processing is set for Thanksgiving time. It makes Thanksgiving that much more exciting. )
Deposit: $10 deposit required to reserve your turkey.
Pick-up times: These are TBD, but in past years, we’ve had pick up times as early as the Saturday before Thanksgiving and as late as the Tuesday before. We will be in touch via email with pick-up times as we get closer to the date

Heritage Turkeys from Three Spring Farms
We will have some Heritage Turkeys available for pre-sales. More information will be forthcoming on reserving a heritage turkey. Please check our website and this newsletter for more information in the next week or so.

COCONUT OIL coconut butter
This month we highlight coconut oil with a fun class presented by Angie Carl of My Coconut Kitchen http://mycoconutkitchen.com/  Angie makes flavored coconut butters that are great plain, in smoothies, as a spread or in recipes.  You can buy them in jars (easy to slather) or pre-packaged as small bite sized melt-a-way treats. These are perfect as for snacking.

Sale:  All My Coconut Kitchen jars are $0.50 off.

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER CLASSES AND EVENTS (REGISTER ON-LINE)
To register for a class call 314.865.5260314.865.5260,sign up in store or use our SQUARE marketplace to register on-line.
https://squareup.com/market/local-harvest

Coconut Oil…What’s the big deal? Presented by Angie Carl of My Coconut Kitchen October 16, 2014, 6-7:30 $10 Location: LHC, 3137 Morgan Ford Road, 63116 Angie Carl of My Coconut Kitchen will present information about coconut oil and your health. She will introduce her products and also do a cooking demonstration using My Coconut Kitchen and coconut oils. There will be lots of sampling and takeaways.  Special pricing on her products for participants.

“Meat-Up” with Three Spring Farms October 21, 2014, 6:00-7:30, FREE (beer and wine by the glass for sale at the event) Location: LHC, 3137 Morgan Ford, 63116 Three Spring Farms will be on hand to talk beef. This informal gathering allows guests to ask questions about raising and eating grass-fed/grass-finished beef and learn about opportunities for buying in bulk.  Participants will enjoy samples of their beef and learn ways to prepare grass-fed beef.

“Entomophagy (the practice of eating insects)–it could be for you” Presented by Chris Hartley of the Sophia M Sachs Butterfly House November 4, 6-7:30, $10 Location: 3137 Morgan Ford Road Chris Hartley, Coordinator of Education at the Sophia M Sachs Butterfly House will explore insect foods from around the world through artifacts, pictures and a cooking demonstration.  Learn about an important protein source for roughly 75% of the human population that is not only one of the earliest food sources for many humans but also the most sustainable protein source for our planet.  Chris will also describe the practice of raising food-grade crickets and mealworms at home (They are called “meal” worms.) Come prepared to try some insects yourself.

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Oktoberfest and apples!

It’s beginning to feel like FALL—festivals and events every weekend and pumpkins, apples and squash on the shelves. This week we focus on the delectable but humble apple and the seasonal Oktoberfest Brews.  Yep, the season is turning.

KNOW YOUR APPLESapplesil
There are over 7000 apple varieties that were grown as recently as the 1800’s. In the United States, a hearty 2,500 varieties can be found though only about 100 are grown for commercial purposes. With all those apples, it’s surprising that the Crabapple is the only native North American apple tree. Of the 100 apple varieties grown, 15 comprise 90% of total production: Red Delicious, Gala, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, and Fuji lead the way. As the season progresses we look forward to more varieties including the Arkansas Black, Empire and Winesap.

Varieties currently at LHG include:
Jonathans (From Vesterbrook Farms, Certified Naturaly Grown)  A sweet apple that is perfect for snacking and does well baked.
Gala (from Blue Heron-Certified Organic) Sweet and Crisp, these are great for eating and good for pies, sauces and baking
Golden Supreme (From Schwartz Orchard) A moderately crisp apple that is juicy to very juicy. The flavor is sweet to mildly sweet.
Granny Smith (organic): These are among the tartest of common apples and very crisp. Granny Smiths are excellent for pies.

A quick recipe for Baked Apple Slices. Wonderful on top of pancakes, stuffed in French toast or layered on Serendipity’s Tahitian Vanilla or Cinnamon Ice Cream.

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/baked-apple-slices

Oktoberfest Beers oktoberfest
Thanks Schlafly for this mini-history of Oktoberfest:
Märzen, or Oktoberfest, has its origins in Bavaria, most likely before the 16th century.  For public safety and brewing quality concerns, the Bavarian Brauordnung was decreed in 1539, stating that beer could only be brewed from September 29th (Saint Michael) to April 23rd (Saint George).  Over the summer months, beers were stored, or lagered, in caves and stone cellars.  The evolution of Oktoberfest came from the last brews of the year, in March (or Märzen), as these beers would be ready to drink for the Bavarian celebration, “Oktoberfest”.

AT LOCAL HARVEST GROCERY
Excel Brewing Company, Breese, IL
Shoal Creek Oktoberfest has a flavor that is of balanced malty smoothness, low hop bitterness and a soft dryness from a long maturation. Shoal Creek Oktoberfest has a white foamy head with a reddish body that will make your Autumn celebration special.”
Schlafly, St. Louis, MO
Schlafly’s “Oktoberfest is a traditional Bavarian Märzen with a toasty malt aroma and slight caramel taste.  This rich, amber lager is balanced by the use of German noble hops, while the lager yeast ferments cold and slow, creating a smooth, crisp beer.”
Santa Fe Brewing Company, Santa Fe, NM 
Though it is not necessary to drink this beer out of a mug that is larger than your head while dancing to polka music and wearing your lederhosen, you will find this lager’s unbridled festivity difficult to resist. This ode to Germany’s classic fall lagers is as clean, clear, and quaffable as any that has ever weighed down the table of a German Beer garden. The crisp maltiness of classic Munich malt compounded with the delicious notes of Bavarian hops gives this clean-finishing beer just the right flavor for the end of the summer.”
Summit, St Paul, MN  
Brewed in the classic Märzen style with Northern Brewer hops from Germany. Rich, toffee malt flavors up front with a clean hop finish as crisp as the autumn air.”
Boulevard Bobs 47, Kansas City, MO
“Bob’s ’47 Oktoberfest is a medium-bodied, dark amber brew with a malty flavor and well-balanced hop character. With this Munich-style lager Boulevard salutes Bob Werkowitch, Master Brewer and graduate of the U.S. Brewer’s Academy, 1947.”

CLASSES and EVENTS
Below please find our next two classes and events and a link to our website listing all of our classes and events.  To register for a class call 314.865.5260 or register in Local Harvest Grocery.   http://localharvestgrocery.com/lhg/classes/

Dyeing for Fun: A ReMake Happy Hour Presented by Perennial (perennial.org) October 3, 6:00-8:00p.m., $35.00 Location: LHC, 3137 Morgan Ford Road, 63116 Learn how to dye and print on fabric using natural materials you can find outside or inside your pantry! Participants will learn to naturally dye fabrics using turmeric, a yellow spice, and walnut hulls. Plus, you’ll explore simple techniques to print new designs and patterns with eco-friendly milk paint and a red wine concentrate, transforming old linens into handmade masterpieces. It’s culinary printing at its best! Leave with a set of handkerchiefs and enjoy some vino and snacks with your best pals.

Geisert Farms Dinner and Farm Tour October 4, 5-9p.m., $30.00 per person (Adults only) Location: Geisert Farms in Washington, MO (45 minute drive) This event promises to be super fun. Guests will get a guided hayride tour of Todd’s hog farm. Afterwards, dine on Todd’s “fine swine” accompanied by dishes from LHC and all enjoyed in the great outdoors with live music, a bonfire and local beer.  Todd is excited to give tours of the farm and showcase his family’s commitment to sustainable hog farming.  (RAIN DATE, Oct. 5, 4-8 p.m)

 

 

 

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